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Booze, Bus and Banter - Historic Tavern Tour

Learn about four of Ottawa’s historic taverns and enjoy a visit to each! Start with a self guided tour at the City of Ottawa Archives with the "Taverns and Troublemakers" exhibit, then hop on a bus and travel back in time with us to The Carleton Tavern, Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, The Prescott, and ending with the Chateau Lafayette.

Dates: October 21, 2015 and March 9, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: $10.00 more / suite

City Archives and Ottawa Museums Go Virtual with their Collections

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Museum Network have partnered to create the Ottawa Museums and Archives Collections (OMAC), which is fully accessible, bilingual and simple to use. The online collection contains digitized records of archival records and artifacts, with full colour images where available, from a variety of local institutions including the Bytown, the City of Ottawa Archives, Diefenbunker, Goulbourn, Osgoode Township, Muséoparc Vanier and the City of Ottawa.

This project will play a significant role in the local community by providing the public easy access to the history of Ottawa and its people through these digitized records. The catalogue allows for many records to be viewed that could not have otherwise been put on display given their current condition. There are over 34,000 active records on the website, and new records will be uploaded once a month. more / suite

Gallery 112: October 1, 2015 to March 19, 2016

Taverns & Troublemakers

The City of Ottawa Archives invites visitors to drink in the history of Ottawa’s taverns and explore their battle with the Temperance Movement, the troublemakers who had a different plan for society.

Please join us for the opening reception: Thursday, October 1,  2015 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. RSVP: Archives@ottawa.ca

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Andrews-Newton Digital Access Project

Congratulations to the City of Ottawa Archives for receiving a Museums and Technology Fund grant from the Government of Ontario to digitize 10,000 negatives from the Andrews – Newton Collection (1946 -1993).

The Andrews-Newton photographers documented Ottawa’s growth and transformation. From the post-war years through to the end of the 1950s, the staff worked as the official photographers for The Ottawa Citizen newspaper, capturing major events, moments of disasters and celebrations.

Great news for increased access to this important civic asset!

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